Why X-Rays?

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 25. July 2014 09:33

Why do you need to take x-rays?  I have been to places in the past and they didn’t take x-rays.  The treatments went great and I always felt better afterwards. Well… was it really quality care?

Scientific research shows that there are many variable changes between “normal” spines. Therefore, diagnosis of structural and functional problems of the spine must be thoroughly investigated using the appropriate imagining techniques.

To not know is to guess.  Unless your doctor knows exactly what your spine and spinal column looks like he or she is guessing on the pathology or problem at hand.  Do not ask a doctor to guess with your health. For the best treatment and results, a doctor will do a full physical examination, a thorough history, and appropriate imaging to properly diagnose your situation.

Stay Healthy!

 

 

Source: Variable Morphology of the Axis Vertebrae in 100 Specimens: Implications for Clinical Palpation and Diagnostic Imaging. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. February 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

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